Anyone reading this blog for longer than a minute will figure out that I am a girl who enjoys her vino. Red, white, bubbly, and even the rare occasion of pink; doesn’t matter! As long as it is delicious, I’m in.
So how ridiculous is it that a connoisseur such as myself is lacking in the simplest of wine accoutrements?
AKA: I don’t own any wine charms.
Oh, wait, no need to panic – I’m crafty! I’ll just whip some up myself!
Oh, I’m a blogger too. So I guess a tutorial on how to make wine charms is in order!
Step One: Visualize Your Design.
First, figure out what you want them to look like. I grabbed a stash of jewelry supplies that I had yet to touch.
This pretty assortment of pearls and beads and pendents has been sitting around waiting for a crafty touch. You can find them online here for your own charms if you like!
After mulling over the selection, I decided to make a pretty springtime garden set of charms. I grabbed the round beads, the flower pendents, the dragonfly pendents, and the heart pendents.
Step Two: Start Assembling Your Charms.
You could easily use any jewelry wire you like, but I tend to be on the lazy side. I chose to use wire hoop earrings to thread my charms onto.
I threaded on two beads of the same color, then my chosen pendent, then two more beads to cap it off. Using needle nose pliers, I bend the straight end of the hoop back around to create a loop, and widened the small circlet on the other end to create a hook.
That’s it, you’re done!
Well, with that one. You need to assemble the rest of course! I alternated my color beads with my pendent charms to create a set of four charms per pendent. With three different pendents, that’s enough for a 12 piece stemware set! I don’t know that I’ve ever had twelve people drinking wine at once, but at least now I’m prepared! 😀
What would you make with beads?
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